Welsh step-up announced for Stevie Collins Jr’s headline appearance

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Red Corner have confirmed an opponent for Stevie Collins Jr‘s [9(4)-0-1] headline appearance at the upcoming ‘Inception’ show at the National Stadium.

The Wolfhound tops the bill on the November 5th show at the South Circular Road venue, and will challenge for the BUI Celtic Warrior belt against Welsh opposition.

The Castleknock light heavyweight will face Nathan King [24(7)-31(3)] over eight rounds on the Dublin-hosted card.

King, fighting out of Aberdare in South Wales, will pose a step up for Collins and has faced all manner of names during his career. These include current IBF super middleweight champion James Degale, British champions Nick Blackwell and Tony Oakey. Commonwealth champ Luke Blackledge, and Tyron Zeuge.

Out of action since last year, and on the back of a five-fight losing streak, King’s last win was a noticably impressive scalp of Commonwealth Games gold medalist and Olympian Courtney Fry.

On his only previous trip to Ireland, King was stopped in the fifth of six scheduled rounds by mercurially talented Cuban Luis Garcia at the King’s Hall in Belfast.

Collins was due to fight this weekend on a Murphys Boxing show in America but has been withdrawn as a precaution following a minor shoulder niggle suffered in sparring this week.

The action-packed card on November 5th features four of Collins Jr’s Celtic Warrior Gym team mates. Luke Keeler challenges for the Celtic Warrior middleweight title, with Niall Kennedy, Lynn Harvey, and Bernard Roe also appearing. Also on the card are Feargal McCrory, Darren Mangan, Crank Whitehouse, Connor Coyle, and Eric Donovan.

Photo Credit: Ricardo Guglielminotti – The Fighting Irish (@ThefIrish)

Joe O'Neill

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